| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Global aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. will pay $384 million to settle charges that its subsidiaries paid bribes to government officials in Bahrain to maintain a source of business, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Playwright and actor Sam Shepard has a theory about looking to the rural life of yesteryear for entertainment: Nothing has changed.
The 70-year-old actor stars in the forthcoming Discovery Channel miniseries "Klondike," which tells the story of the last...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:42 AM
This has not been a good year for gold investors.
Prices of the precious metal were at a three-week low Tuesday morning on speculation that a strengthening U.S. economy will spur the Federal Reserve to slow stimulus. Silver fell to its lowest level in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus.
Instead, we're on track for a...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Google Books, the search sovereign's vast and controversial digital library of scanned books, won a huge legal victory Thursday from the same federal judge who had thrown the project into legal limbo 2 1/2 years ago.
District Judge Denny Chin in New...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Two miners were killed and 20 others injured in a mining accident in Ouray County, Colo., state emergency officials said Sunday.
Officials first received a call about the incident at Star Mine Operations at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, at which point 20 miners...
| Nov 19, 2013
Re "Rising Pacific tides," Opinion, Nov. 13
How poignant to read of a man from the Pacific island nation of Kiribati seeking asylum in New Zealand because rising tides are swamping his homeland.
If, decades ago, oil companies had been required to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Brittany Murphy's death may not have been from natural causes, her estranged father says, citing a new toxicology report that suggests death via poisoning.
The "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress, who passed away in December 2009 at age 32, was declared to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Expectations of progress were already low for the United Nations climate conference in Poland this week, but few delegates were probably prepared for the latest stumbles.
Ten days into Poland's role as host of the two-week U.N. gathering, Prime Minister...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Jay Leggett, 50, a comic actor and screenwriter who performed in television, movies and improvisational clubs, died Saturday in Lincoln County, Wis., after hunting on the opening weekend of the state's nine-day firearms deer season, authorities said....
| Nov 29, 2013
India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...